Here are a few thoughts on how discipleship is changing in the way churches approach it.
Then Church Training (Discipleship Training) now “Disciple Making.”
Then Sunday Night 6PM now Anytime.
Then At Church now Anywhere.
Then Curriculum Driven now Highly Relational.
Then Large Group (over 10) now Small Group (under 10).
Then Master Teacher now Full Participation (everyone tells their story).
Then Addition now Multiplication (Exponential).
Then Random Courses/Studies now Intentional Process.
Then Lecture now Discussion/Modeling.
Then Destination now Journey.
Then No Accountability now High Accountability (not legalistic).
Then Short View now Life Long View.
Then Random/Disconnected now Sequential/Thought out Strategy.
Then Every Week now Semester Approach.
Then Finished/Arrived/Done now Movement.
Then Program Discipleship now Personal Discipleship.
Then Knowledge Transferred now Life Transformed.
Then Mental Assent/Cognitive now Life Application/Heart.
Then Program now Process.
Then Self Promoting/Me now Missional/Community/Us.
Then Class/Surface Relationships now Life on Life/Authenticity.
Then Side lines now Front lines.
Then Feeding now Equipping/Building Disciple-Makers.
Keep the Son in Your Eyes,